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65m Heesen superyacht Galactica Star sold

Yacht broker, Fraser Yachts, has announced the sale of the 65-metre (213-foot) Heesen motor yacht Galactica Star with Burgess representing the buyer in the deal whilst Joshua Gulbranson represented the seller.

In a development earlier this year, Galactica Star underwent a sealed bidding auction following the court-ordered seizure of her owner's assets, including the yacht, by the U.S. Department of Justice and the Federal Republic of Nigeria. Taking place between April and May, the maximum retail price was set at $42,000,000.

Delivered in 2013, her exterior design comes from the work of Omega Architects and she has interiors by the British studio Bannenberg & Rowell. In total, she can accommodate up to 12 guests and 13 crewmembers.

The four-deck superyacht features a full-beam owner’s suite on the main deck, four double cabins on the lower deck and a VIP cabin on the bridge deck with a private lounge area.

Performance-wise, Galactica Star is the first superyacht to feature the Fast Displacement Hull Form (FDHF) developed by Van Oossanen Naval Architects and benefits from 30% more hull efficiency than a round-bilge motor yacht as a result.

With her twin MTU 5,592 HP engines, Galactica Star has a range of 4,000 nautical miles when travelling at 14 knots. She can also be powered up to a top speed of 28 knots. 

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